Detroit-area Ikea store reopens post-flooding

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Posted: Dec 18, 2009 8:29 AM

A 300,000-square-foot Ikea household furnishings store west of Detroit has mostly reopened after its sprinkler system went off and flooded the building.

The retailer says in a posting on its Web site that the first floor of the store and restaurant are open.

Ikea tells the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News a second floor showroom remains closed but could reopen on Saturday.

There was no fire in the building, but the system was triggered around 4 a.m. Tuesday. The sprinklers dumped about 2,000 gallons of water on the second floor.

Ikea says the flooding caused significant water damage to the merchandise at the Canton Township store.